When teeth are lost, there is no transmission of chewing forces into the bone. The bone is no longer stimulated and the bone disappears. It is the old cliché of “if you don’t use it, you lose it.” However, for old fashioned denture wearers it is much worse. Old fashioned dentures actually SPEED UP bone loss. The accelerated bone loss causes problems with the dentures fitting and collapse of facial contours. The loss of facial contours and outline leads to a premature elderly appearance.
Dental implants stimulate and preserve bone levels. With the All on Four dental implant technique, chewing forces are transmitted to the dental implants. This stimulates and preserves bone levels in the jaw.
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